Mintz Levin’s Health Law Practice has assembled the following overview of recent issues and developments that affect the health industry and that will continue to take center stage in 2009.
*Obama Selects Daschle to Lead Health Care Reform
*HHS Secretary Proposes Consumer Role in Health Information Technology Privacy
*HHS Advises on Application of HIPAA to Health Information Organizations: Link to referenced report: (http://www.hhs.gov/healthit/privacy/framework.html)
*OIG Asks for Proposals and Recommendations for Safe Harbors and Fraud Alerts: Link to report: (http://www.oig.hhs.gov/authorities/docs/08/121708FRNotice.pdf)
*OIG Blesses Part-time Physician Employment Arrangement: Link to Opinion: (http://www.oig.hhs.gov/fraud/docs/advisoryopinions/2008/AdvOpn08-22.pdf)
*GAO Reports on MA Plans’ Profits and Costs for 2006: Link to Report:
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